CHILDREN'S favourite characters will be teaming up for a big festive parade at intu Merry Hill to coincide with the mall's Christmas lights switch on.

Peppa Pig, Hey Duggee, Bing, Ben and Holly, PJ Masks, and the Teletubbies will be among the much-loved characters taking part in two parades in the shopping centre on Sunday November 17.

The first will take place from 1pm to 1.30pm and the second from 3pm to 3.30pm to coincide with the Christmas lights switch on at 3pm. 

The parade will also feature a appearance by Santa, as well as the centre’s mascot Marmalade the mammoth who will be joining in the festive fun.

Sarah Dodds, assistant marketing manager at intu Merry Hill, said: “Christmas is the perfect time for families to create happy memories together and our fantastic Christmas parade is a great way to help get our shoppers into the Christmas spirit and feeling excited for the big day.

“We’re looking forward to seeing lots of smiles on the day, especially when children spot Santa Clause, Marmalade and their favourite TV characters parading through the centre.”